American indie rock band The Killers have long had a tradition of releasing an annual Christmas single for charity, and this year is no different – although they have now compiled all of their Christmas tracks on to one festive album.
For 10 years, the band have released a new Christmas single which is usually launched alongside a music video. The proceeds from each and every track go toward the The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, a part of the RED charity initiative which was first launched by U2’s Bono back in 2006.
The 2016 Christmas single from The Killers is a Western-style cover of Bing Crosby’s I’ll Be Home for Christmas. It has been added to a brand new album from the band, full of the last decade’s worth of Christmas tracks.
Don’t Waste Your Wishes is available worldwide now via the usual music platforms, including iTunes. So get festive and support charity at the same time by purchasing the album today. It features tracks such as A Great Big Sled (2006) and Boots (2010). Here in the UK, the band’s Christmas singles have made it in to the single’s charts on seven different occasions.
While The Killers haven’t released much new material in recent years, some industry commentators still credit the Las Vegas group as being the best American indie rock band ever. The new Christmas single could probably have been predicted based on their past form, but many fans around the world will be hoping it paves the way for more new material to be released.
Buy Don’t Waste Your Wishes online today, or if you’re lucky you can get hold of a special edition CD from 9th December.
You can also view all of The Killers festive hits on a new website. Visit The Killers’ Christmas website.